Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.

Session: Jordan’s Principle: Achieving Equity for First Nations Children and Families


A member of the Gitksan First Nation, Dr. Blackstock has 25 years of social work experience specializing in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights. She has authored over 50 publications and collaborated with other Indigenous leaders to assist the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in the development and adoption of a General Comment on the Rights of Indigenous children. In this session, Dr. Blackstock will discuss the continuing mission to ensure the protection of human rights of First Nations Children and Families.